Accountant Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Accountant in Lynden:
"How current the technology being used."
Are there progress reviews with possible promotions? Technology plan? Cross training opportunities?

Accountant in Lakewood:
"Show your commitment to your job!"
Start somewhere where you will be trained so that you can succeed.

Accountant in Lacey:
Get some kind of certification(s)! It will make your resume stand out.

Accountant in Greenville:
"Better working conditions."
Treat the people like they are on the same level as you are. Don't talk down to them.

Accountant in Los Angeles:
"Stress level, deadlines, upward mobility and raise increases."
Stay current with up to date accounting practices continue to take classes within your field. Be creative with ways to make job procedures more efficient.

Accountant in Newtown:
"Be extremely careful picking your career!"
School is expensive, very! You should pick a career you like and you see many openings for.You can always do hobbies on the side. If you like numbers, making sure everything is neat, perfect, and matches, Accounting may be for you. In today's world, being good with computers and data manipulation is a plus, (treat computer classes at highest priority, especially excel and access) your elder colleagues won't understand but they'll event embrace it and it'll make things more efficient. Do your homework on salaries and companies you like, except nothing less. It's almost impossible to change paths after that, plus if you think you'll prove yourself, you're wrong. The under pay is so small, to match what others get would never satisfy budgets. Search big corporations, or public firm. Get CPA, Masters budget children. Long accounting hours and studying with home life, children/spouse is so very hard, almost impossible. Always continue to improve on your skills, great ex are Lynda & Udemy.

Accountant in Seaside:
"You will be multitasking."
High stress levels at end of months.